ITINERARY 3

ITINERARY 3 – 7 days

7 days in the steps of french history, and around the most famous castles of the Loire.
Chambord, Beauregard, Cheverny, Blois, Chenonceau, Amboise… These wonderfull Renaissance castles bring us into the heart of French History.
With itinerary 3 we start by riding in the favorite hunting forests of the Renaissance French kings, then along the wonderfull banks of river Cher and finish with the Chesnut trees of the Amboise forest.

Pace: moderate – 4 riding days from 3 to 4h per day in the saddle.
For riders who want to marry horseriding with most famous chateaux of the Loire visits.
Horses: mixed breed horses trained with the trail ride.

Day 1:

Arrival to Relais de Chambord ****, in front of chateau de Chambord for 2 nights.
Dinner and briefing.

Day 2 : Chateau de Chambord

AM – about 3 hours on horseback
Beginning of the ride from Chambord along “the Grand Canal” with spectaculor views on Chateau de Chambord, then in the large alleys of the Boulogne forest around Chambord.
Back to Château de Chambord on horseback : Royal !
Lunch in Chambord.
PM
Visit of Chateau de Chambord.
Gourmet dinner and night at Relais de Chambord.

Day 3 : Chateau de Beauregard – Chateau de Cheverny

AM – about 3 hours on horseback
Begining of the ride from Chambord to chateau de Beauregard by the Boulogne forest.
We have the privilege to enter by the front path of the chateau: an unforgetable experience!
Guided visit of chateau de Beauregard.
Picnic with foie gras in chateau de Beauregard.
PM – 1 hour 30 on horseback
We leave to Château of Cheverny on horseback by the countryside and Cheverny vinyards.
Visit of Château de Cheverny.
Transfer to Coté Loire ***, a charming guest housse in front of Loire river in Blois. Gourmet dinner in Blois.
Night light show in château de Blois in season.

Day 4 :

Free day and transfer to Château de l’Isle *** near Chenonceaux.
Briefing, dinner and night at Château de l’Isle.

Day 5: Chateau de Chenonceau – Chateau de Nitray

AM (about 1 hour on horseback)
Château de l’Isle – Chenonceau on horseback.
Visit of the château and gardens of Chenonceau.
Lunch in château of Chenonceau.
PM (about 3 hours on horseback)
Chenonceau – château de Nitray on horseback.
Ride along Cher river.
Guided visit of the caves, cellar and wine museum – wine testing.
Dinner and accomodation in Château de l’Isle.

Day 6: Pagode de Chanteloup – Chateau d’Amboise

AM (about 2 hours on horseback)
Château de l’isle – Pagode de Chanteloup on horseback.
We ride along Cher river and in Amboise forest.
Visit of the Pagode de Chanteloup and old fashioned outdoorgames.
Picnic with foie gras in the gardens of the Pagode.
PM (about 1 hour on horseback)
Pagode de Chanteloup – château d’Amboise on horseback.
Guided visit of the Château d’Amboise.
Gastronomic dinner and night in fantastic château de Pray **** at Amboise.

Day 7:

Breakfast – Departure